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Tropical Storm Fiona Triggers Warnings for Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

  • Tropical storm sweeps across Caribbean bringing heavy rains
  • Winds may approach hurricane strength near Dominican Republic
Tropical Storm Fiona
Tropical Storm FionaSource: NOAA

Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands have been put on alert as Tropical Storm Fiona approaches, bringing heavy rains that threaten to cause flooding and mudslides.

The tropical storm warnings for the two US territories were issued Friday by the US National Hurricane Center, adding to other such alerts for Caribbean nations including Antigua, St. Maarten and Guadeloupe as Fiona sweeps through the region.